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of new york city is dead at the age of 88. >>> alaskan flight, the pilot passing out in the cockpit. the first officer forced to take control. >>> and the superstar and the super bowl, beyonce uses her singing voice to silence some of her critics. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> vowing to sing live on sunday as america gets set for its big game. >> and we're getting set with al in san francisco and natalie live in baltimore "today," friday, february 1st, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. you did not have to grow up in new york city to know the name ed koch, who served as mayor for three terms from 1978 to 1989 and used his sometimes combative style to help rescue the city from near financial ruin. >> i did grow up around here. he was a force. when you would come across a voter, he would always say, how am i doing? am i doing okay? he died overnight at new york presb
are on a friday field trip in boston this morning. >> we are inside this city's historic hall. we'll get into everything that makes boston such a great place. there's a great crowd outside all fired up. can't wait to get outside and say hi to them. >>> meteorite coming out of russia, absolutely terrifying and frightening. >> this is something you expect to see in a weird movie. you can see that meteorite as it's burning, streaks across the skies in the euro mountains overnight, 900 miles of east of moscow. seconds later you can hear that loud explosion. >> unfortunately there's been some injuries this morning. duncan golestani has more. >> reporter: traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, no wonder people were panicking. streaking across an early morning sky, a burst of light and an explosion of sound. unverified pictures appear to show russian's city's close shave with a meteorite. locals heard and felt the shock wave of it passing. people stunned sbun sure of what they had seen were left staring at the meteorite's trail. this man said it lasted three, maybe four seconds. more than 400 are
and hoda kotb from universal city walk at universal studios, hollywood. >> oh, boy. >> huh? >> she's going to make a special stop on the tour right here on universal studio walk. >> uh-oh. stop over there. >> i went to the ladies room. >> of course you did. that's what you do. >> i like the change of scenery. i like it. >> hope you enjoy doing the show out front. >> hi, everybody. >> whoa. >> thank you. >> ladies, welcome to universal studios, hollywood, universal city walk. have a great show. >> oh, oh, oh, oh. >> can you feel the love? >> hoda, we can feel the love. we are so in love with southern california. >> sit down. take a load off. >> get comfy. get cozy. >> we have a little issue here at universal studios, hollywood on city walk. we want to thank the los angeles bureau -- >> l.a. tourism board. >> that's what i meant. >> we keep thanking them every day. if i had my way, we would keep thanking them for the next two months, you know what i'm saying? >> of course you would. since you came out today on this beautiful sun-splashed day in l.a., somebody in this audience is going to get
studios, hollywood, universal city walk. have a great show. >> oh, oh, oh, oh. >> can you feel the love? >> hoda, we can feel the love. we are so in love with southern california. >> sit down. take a load off. >> get comfy. get cozy. >> we have a little issue here at universal studios, hollywood on city walk. we want to thank the los angeles bureau -- >> l.a. tourism board. >> that's what i meant. >> we keep thanking them every day. if i had my way, we would keep thanking them for the next two months, you know what i'm saying? >> of course you would. since you came out today on this beautiful sun-splashed day in l.a., somebody in this audience is going to get an incredible prize. now, you don't even know what we're talking about, but we're going to pick names out of a bowl or a wine glass and we are going to choose somebody. >> that's closer by. what's that supposed to mean, ma'am? >> anyway, we've been having a lot of fun. we want to wish a happy birthday to the folks here at city walk because it's their 20th birthday. >> happy 20th birthday. >> who knew? >> we've got some bir
and hoda kotb from universal city walk at universal studios, hollywood. ♪ [ cheers ] >> i see you. ♪ ♪ >> glad you came. we are so glad you came. >> oh, my gosh. i don't even know what day it is anymore. i know it's thirsty thursday, but who cares? >> it is february the 21st, 2013. >> we don't want to go home. it's too gorgeous out here. universal city walk. >> we want to say -- can we give a big shout-out to the l.a. tourism board? they're amazing. these people have been incredible to us, and we just want to give them a big wet kiss. a slurpy one. they've been so lovely, haven't they? >> they've been the best. >> we make it look so easy. >> we know that. >> it's really not. >> a lot goes into this, and we're really grateful, too. >> here's a drink. this is called california dreaming. >> it's inspired by something, i'm sure. >> the sheraton universal. >> that's a lovely inspiration. >> what is that? >> you love that. that's sugar all the way around. >> we have a big day, you guys. we have jason kennedy from the e network with us, too. >> right around the corner, and we want to
city's central park. my colleague, erica hill is, might i point out warm inside studio 1a. good morning. >> who drew the short straw? good morning. good morning to everyone at home. forecasters warning this storm would be a powerhouse. they were right on target. not very far from studio 1a, we have a look for you at times square. the crews there hard at work cleaning up the snow. also look for you in new jersey, strong winds and surf clashing along the jersey shore. and i do have to point out, when we first came in and you saw that shot of rockefeller plaza, you didn't see snow. that's because they have been up since the wee hours getting rid of all the white stuff. it almost looks as if there was no storm outside studio 1a. it's pretty amazing. >> yeah. let's bring folks up to date with the latest now, erica. at least one person is reported dead after a traffic accident in upstate new york. the snowfall totals across the northeast are substantial. in parts of connecticut, nearly three feet has fallen. boston and portland, maine, have reported snowfalls of up to 25 inches. here in new y
and hoda kotb from universal city walk at universal studios, hollywood. [ cheers ] ♪ >> hey. hi. >> well, well, well. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, the party. >> o h! [ cheers ] >> oh, my gosh. what a party it is. >> hi, everybody. thank you. it's our last day in l.a. >> how is it possible? >> oh, hoda, it went too fast. it went too fast, my darling. how are you all? >> this dress -- >> my dress is way too short. i want to apologize. >> it's not age appropriate. but it looks nice sort of. >> anyway, we want to thank you guys. >> we had a fun, fun, fun two weeks. the l.a. tourism board has been off the hook terrific to us, and the folks here at universal city walk have been great, too. we want to thank everybody. >> there's a reason we have a mariachi band. you know what today is? it's national margarita day. of course, it is. so we have a margarita. >> these are -- hoda, i think yours -- these are our personalities. >> what? >> one of them is sweet, and one is a little saucy. >> yours is a jalapeno margarita because you're spicy. yep. and what's yours? >> and mine is a la pinella margarita beca
angeles can boast it has more museums than any other city in the country. true or false? raise your hand. >> don't yell it out. what did you say? >> i said true. >> the answer is true. it has 105 museums. [ cheers and applause ] what did she win? >> no, i'm sorry. >> yes, you can. yes. oh. >> let's just live there for a minute. >> just for a moment. you mean that three-week best-selling "new york times" author hoda woman? >> thank you for wanting that. here's the next question. the california sky end center is home to the space shuttle. here are the choices, a, enterprise, b,flash, c, endeavor or c, orbiter. who's got the answer? endeavour? you are so right. all right. >> she is the winner of a universal bag. >> next question. >> all right. >> name the cemetery -- >> because what more fun than a cemetery? >> where hundreds of celebrities are buried that doubles as a movie screening facility? >> oh, yeah. the hands went down a little. >> stars forever, hollywood forever or, d, never say good-bye, and go. what is it? >> forest lawn? >> no. no, no, no, no. >> would you like the book or a cd
're live in vatican city with new details. >>> and nightmare, passengers on a cruise chip stranded in the gulf of mexico say conditions are getting worse and there's word this morning that their journey will be even longer "today," tuesday, february 12th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. important news breaking overnight. u.n. security council is going to hold an emergency meeting this morning to address north korea's overnight nuclear test. >> this is north korea's third nuclear test, but the first under its new leader, kim jong un. we'll have a live report from the pentagon straight ahead. >>> a big development in the story we've been following, two men now charged in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old chicago girl who performed at the president's inauguration. we'll get reaction to that news from her parents who, by the way, will attend tonight's state of the union a
and hoda kotb from universal city walk at univeal studios hollywood. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey, everybody! welcome to wines day wednesday, california style. we're here at universal studios hollywood. we're on the city back. it's our third day here. we're having a ball. and who cares if it's february 20th? we don't give a rip. you know why? >> it's a sunny day. we're celebrating with a sunny drink. it's sangria. >> it's inspired. >> it's inspired by buca buca de beppo. say that a couple of times. >> this is coming to times square. >> good, good. along with the burger from yesterday. amazing. >> we're going to have some fun. here's the deal. we're going to start off the show with a bang. somebody in this audience is going to win big. something big. and we're going to go ahead and we're going to pick the winner right off the top, because we don't want to waste any time. are you guys ready? >> you only came for fun stuff. all right, hoda. >> are you ready? >> you pick this time. >> i'm going to pick all the way. okay, here we go. and the winner is -- peggy limo! peggy limo, come on
new england this weekend. >>> and we're on a friday field trip in miami, one of the hottest cities in the country. look at the size of the crowd that's come to greet us, "today," friday, february 22nd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today." "today's" friday field trip with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from miami beach. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on this friday morning. we've got a great crowd in miami, up early, out on the beach in south beach. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside willie geist in for matt lauer, al roker and natalie morales. i could get used to this. >> i could definitely get used to this. >> sunny, warm, 75, seven miles of beaches on miami beach. we don't know if a lot of people are here early or up late from last night. >> little of both. >> feels like a mix, doesn't it? >> the party will continue. flo rida will perform a live concert here. pitbull will show us around his town, mr. 305, mr. miami. >>> different start to the day in cities like chicago, kansas city, tulsa, where drivers a
weeks. the l.a. tourism board has been off the hook terrific to us, and the folks here at universal city walk have been great, too. we want to thank everybody. >> there's a reason we have a mariachi band. you know what today is? it's national margarita day. of course, it is. so we have a margarita. >> these are -- hoda, i think yours -- these are our personalities. >> what? >> one of them is sweet, and one is a little saucy. >> yours is a jalapeno margarita because you're spicy. yep. and what's yours? >> and mine is a la pinella margarita because i'm sweet. >> i think they got them mixed up. >> i don't think so. anyway, the mariachi band is from camacho cantina. right here. that's where the margaritas are inspired by. >> you know a guy named tom la blanch. he's a city household member of los angeles. waive your hand, tom la blanch. how are you, baby? >> this is beautiful right here. beautiful pink hot dog. >> what's in a pink hot dog. >> go to la breya and tell them i sent you. let's hear it for pink. >> thank you for being out here. this is from my district, the montecino angels. >> god
city was diverted due to an unruly passenger on board we're told. jet blue flight 185 landed in denver at 7:15. kusa reports it was a customer service issue between a flight attendant and female passenger. a federal air marshall got involved. once the individual was escorted off the plane the flight was back in the air. denver police, the tsa and fbi are now handling that investigation. back to youp. >> all right. tom costello, thank you so much. >> we're following another breaking news story. ed koch, former mayor of new york city has died. he was a towering political figure in the city who earned a reputation for his sometimes combative style. ron allen has more on koch's career in politics. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. ed koch was certainly a legendary iconic figure in new york. tributes and remembrances are pouring in. he was 88 and died of congestive heart failure. he's being remembered as a politician that got things done, did so in a way that left a lasting impression. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular
moments before the crash. >>> and search for answers. what happened to the new york city mother found murdered in turkey? we'll talk to her mother "today," monday, february 4th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the backup generators all gassed up just in case. super bowl xlvii will be remembered for a long time. yes, for the game's dramatic finish but perhaps more so for that power outage. if the ravens had not held on to win that game we would be talking conspiracy theories. >> apparently the game got very exciting toward the end of it. when the lights went out etook it as a personal hint and went straight to bed. >> i've been briefing uh-uh on the outcome of the game all morning long. >> we'll be live in new orleans. and the ravens head coach john harbaugh, will be here to join us to tell us what it was like to beat his brother's team in t
>>> good morning. breaking news. snow falling in new york city this morning as what's expected to be an historic blizzard just starts to bear down on the northeast. the entire region at a standstill. al is tracking it all from the city that could be hardest hit, boston. >>> a killer still on the loose in california this morning, police going door to door overnight, searching for a fo formfor former l.a. police officer. >>> and hacked. word this morning that someone managed to break into the personal e-mail accounts of members of the bush family, revealing private messages involving both former presidents. and a criminal investigation is under way "today," friday, february 8th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guttihrie. people around here are bracing themselves, snow already starting to fall in new york city. we're seeing a little bit of it in the we
, everyone. yes, it is cold again in new york city. but we're not talking about cold around here. we're talking about the cold in florida. we have hard freeze warnings. crops are in danger. we are starting off especially northern florida with temperatures in the 20s and 30s. head north a little bit and we saw snow in the carolinas. one to two three inches of snow yesterday. the snowman and the flag and everything. but the snow is over in the carolinas. just time to clean things up. we're looking at four to six inches on top of a storm that where he had last week. up in maine we could see the potential for blizzard-like conditions into the eastern coast of maine where we have blizzard warnings posted. that's on top of two feet of snow in that region. that region could pick up three to six inches out of this storm. >>> we'll see you in just a moment with the national forecast. now here's erica. >>> crowds are gathered for pope benedict xvi's tpeufrpbt sunday blessing since announcing his retirement. anne thompson is there. good morning. >> good morning, erica. it was a jam-packed st. p
city walk. hoda knows how much i used to live in l.a., i love l.a. connecticut's my home, but howie mandel just won't say no. he said come to my house in malibu, you have to buy it. >> kathie has been looking around at homes and did go in at howie mandel's home with gloves on to check it out, so let's take a look. >> he's a bit of a germaphobe. >> here at howie mandel's malibu beach house, i heard he's selling it. i've come prepared, because he is a germaphobe. okay. howesville. there he is! i know that chrome dome anywhere. hi, guy. >> how are you? >> how are you? >> look at this, what a great costume. you look like trick or treat. ♪ you know what, this is the worst day that you could possibly come to the beach. the beauty of this house and the reason we bought this house, you can't see, is from every room out that way is ocean. >> you designed this? >> we had people do it. if i had a hammer, i would. >> a hammer in the morning. >> hammer in the evening, too. all over this land. you want to walk around? you want me to show you the place? >> i want to see everything. >> will you b
cities. al is out in san francisco. natalie is in baltimore. it's been a wild morning for both of them. let's start with you and the underdog ravens? how is it looking there? >> coming up, i'll give you a little taste of baulltimore. i'll eat my way through the city. all i can tell you is on the menu, crabs shall crabs and more crabs. does it get any more delicious than this? coming up, you all were talking about ray lewis' whole pregame warm-up with that really emotional dance. coming up, we've got some members of the audience that will teach you the dance. >> tamron is already doing it, natalie. while you were speaking, she was doing the dance. >> the camera wasn't on me. >> she'll do it for the audience. >> i'll break it down a little bit later. and let's check in with al and san fran where the party is going on. some superstars with us. we've got joe montana, who knows about winning a super bowl or two. and wee got beyonce, who knows about singing at a super bowl or two. and we've got crab coming up, too. we've got our own crab. crab, crab and more crab. we've got sourdough bread.
into interior sections of new england, almost no snow for new york city. mostly a rain event from new york city and new jersey all the way down into much of the parts of the delmarva peninsula. we will have to keep watching this and plus there's another system that's going to be coming out of the pacific northwest today that's going to cause more problems for everybody who got hit in kansas, missouri and iowa earlier this week. >> this week is going to be a wild one. >> very active week. like flo rida. >> thanks very much. let's head back to new york for a check of the other top stories and check in with carl. hey, carl. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. a manhunt has intensified after a deadly shoot-out in the heart of the las vegas strip. nbc's miguel al mcguire is there with the latest. good morning. >> carl, good morning. police are combing through mounds of surveillance tape trying to identify murder suspects. they say this began in a parking area and spilled out on to the street just behind me. mayhem off the vegas strip. a car fully engulfed in flames after a wild shooting. three
? >> guys, so much going on down there. this city knows how to do it right. the first time new orleans hosts the super bowl since hurricane katrina. a rashlgab a remarkable job getting this city ready for the thousands converging upon new orleans. the music plays 24 hours a day. a lot of the fans we spoke to. they are divided into three groups, ravens fans, 49ers fans, and people looking for any excuse to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. got that? we will check in with the harbaugh brothers who will be going up against each other and catch up with some celebrities. so much more coming up. we'll check back in a bit. >> sounds like somebody did an all nighter. >> i think so. for work. had to do it for work, right, jenna? >> toothpicks. am i flurry eyed yet? all for work. >> we'll see you in a bit. >>> in terms of other news, a new milestone for wall street. dow closes for the first time since the financial crisis. what that means for you and your money. >> and a new chapter for hillary clinton. former secretary of state is waking up this morning. probably still sleeping in. without
in new york city, up to about a foot of snow. power has been knocked out to nearly 650,000 customers, most of them in massachusetts and rhode island, and more than 1,800 flights canceled so far, that on top of the 3,600 that never took off on friday in advance of the pieces of storm, erica. >> you can understand why this storm is giving snow plows, snow blowers and shovels a real run for their money. also adding to the wintry mess here on the ground, hurricane-force winds in some areas, creating blizzard conditions. out on long island, up to 100 cars stuck for hours, in what is normally a busy expressway. talk about the size of the storm. look at this. it really gives you a sense, as it spreads across the region. these are scenes from states, making its way up the east coast. all that you can make up from the eastern portion of the united states is the tip of florida there, lester. >> yes this is a massive one. coverage across the northeast this morning. reporters standing by in hartford and boston. let me show you what's going on in central park. in many ways, this belies the danger
part of the country this morning. weather channel mike seidel is in kansas city, missouri, for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a whiteout here in kansas city, snowing two inches an hour with winds gusting 30 miles an hour. this is a big storm. it will likely be their biggest snowfall in about 20 years. meanwhile, this part of the country is in a terrible drought, so the farmers are happy to see anything, snow or rain, falling from the sky. this may be coming soon to a sidewalk near you. just like this trusty mailman in michigan, millions of americans are already being challenged by a fierce winter storm. in kansas, they are bracing for up to 18 inches of snow in some parts. police in wichita are telli ini folks to stay home. >> we are asking people to stay off the roadways just because of the conditions that are deteriorating. >> reporter: the latest big blast of winter is predicted to hit 18 states, affecting at least 30 million people. all from a storm that hit california and the west coast and is now moving across the country. in tulsa, oklahoma, reduced visibi
are reportedly questioning 15 people in connection with the killing of a new york city woman there. our chief foreign correspondent is live in istanbul. >>> what police are saying is the 33-year-old won sarai sierra came for a two-week holiday. it was her first trip outside the united states. she was supposed to come with a girlfriend. the girlfriend backed out. during the trip she was in regular contact with her family. no indication that anything was going wrong. then on january 21st, the day she was supposed to be leaving, she disappeared. she never arrived at the airport. her rented apartment where she was staying here still had her things in it. a closed-circuit television camera showed her walking alone. and then she was gone for two weeks. no one had any idea what happened to her. last night police found her body dumped here the palace very close to the ramparts of the old city. police say she died from a blunt force trauma to the head. family members are trying to find answers, trying to find out what happened to her. they have not spoken to the media. we are told they are too emotion
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
raging over vatican city just behind me now. it took everybody by surprise, this announcement this morning. it even took by surprise his closest aides, his spokesperson, lombardi, saying in a press conference that he didn't even know about it, and if he didn't know about it, then who would? well, maybe just the closest cardinals he confessed it to. the cardinals, more than 120 now. certainly he made his announcement as if it was a low-key decision. he did that during a fairly small cardinals gathering here in the vatican and he just said, look, i just don't have the strength anymore to carry on my duties. you need both body and mind to carry on the very important duties of the pope and the leader of the billion catholic church and he just doesn't have the strength anymore. >> claudio lavagne reporting outside vatican city. thank you very much. >>> hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues for the search of former cop christopher dorner, suspected of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. in surveillance video obtained by nbc news, sources say
, there's so much going on down here. this city knows how to do it right. this will be the 10th time they've hosted. the first time since katrina. they've done a terrific job for getting ready for the tens of thousands that are converging on new orleans for the food and music which, i've found out, plays 24 hours a day. we spoke to a lot of fans -- i found out they're divided into three groups. the raven' fans, 49ers' fans, and people looking to be on bourbon street for 24 straight hours. you hear all that? we'll hear from them and hear from the harbaugh brothers going up against each other in this unprecedented super bowl, and we'll catch up with celebrities that we ran into along the way. so much more coming up in the next two hours. we'll check back with you. >> sounds like somebody did an all-nighter. >> i think so. for work. for work, right? >> two things. >> reporter: am i bleary-eyed yet? all for work, all for work. >> thanks. we'll see you in a bit. >>> meantime, in terms of other news, there's a new milestone for wall street. the dow closing over 14,000 for the first time since t
already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic an
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime, the "triumph" has been moved to a shipyard in mobile, where extensive repairs and cleanup begin as the official incident investigation also begins. because the ship is registered in the bahamas and the event occurred in international waters, the bahamian authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard
a kansas city restaurant was flattened in a huge natural gas explosion and fire. nbc's john yang is at the scene this morning. good morning. >> good morning, david. they're bringing in cadaver dogs and heavy equipment to look for one person still unaccounted for. given the enormity of this explosion, it is remarkable so far there are no official fatalities. daylight reveals the destruction caused by a massive explosion and raging inferno in an upscale shopping district. a popular restaurant levelled. the blast came at about 6:00 p.m., happy hour. the fire so big it engulfed an entire city street. the impacts of the blast felt blocks away. >> everything just exploded. it was just -- >> it shook the entire area. it set off all the car alarms through the entire block. the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: at least 14 injured, one critically, taken to area hospitals. at a news conference officials said one person, a female restaurant employee, is still missing. >> we have been in contact with that person's family who is still missing and our sympathy
to happen with those knockers? >> bovine city. >> she's joining us where they fall. >> yeah, yeah. >> we packed to come here. >> gravity takes its course. >> we packed to come here, and you know the way you pack is just like your permit, isn't it? >> everything about you that a future spouse would need to know probably, don't you think? >> probably. yeah. we have some photos of our -- of our packing. okay. so you -- this is your photo, i think. now, i have -- this is how we pack to come here. i can't even. that's bambino sitting. >> that's all i need. that's all i need. when i bring out the suitcase, you immediately gets the hound dog look and jumps in the suitcase. he loves his mommy. >> how do you pack? do you roll it up and make it perfect? >> i roll it up and make it perfect. what do you do, hoda? what do you do, my darling girl? >> you know what i do? >> do you even think about it ahead of time? >> i don't plan. i look around my apartment and throw -- can you see it? you know what, a friend of mine who looked at that picture said what's more shocking than the bad packing job is the
questioning 15 people in connection with the killing of a new york city woman there. richard engel is live in istanbul this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. still, a lot of history surrounding this case. what police here are saying is that the 33-year-old woman sarai sierra came to turkey last month for a two-week holiday. she was a fan of photography, wanted to take pictures here. it was her first trip outside the united states. she was supposed to come with a girlfriend. the girlfriend backed out. during the trip, she was in regular contact with her family. no indication anything was going wrong. then, on january 21st, the day she was supposed to be leaving, she disappeared. she never arrived at the airport. her rented apartment where she was staying here still had her things in it. a closed circuit television camera showed her walking alone and then she was gone for two weeks. no one had any idea what happened to her until last night. police found her body dumped near the palace very close to the old city and the police chief says that she died from a brunt traum
gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to his property. authorities were able to get a camera inside the bunker. though they're
and hoda kotb. from universal city walk at universal studios in hollywood. [ cheers and applause ] >> it is hard to believe it's the dead of winter, isn't it? >> hey, everybody. it's booze day tuesday. did you know that? >> it is february 19th. hard to believe it's the dead of winter. but we are so happy to be here. you guys are such a lucky crowd. i'll tell you why. guess who is going to be joining us live on this stage with us? >> the guys tell all panel? >> flo rida! ♪ >> this is one of my favorite songs. have you heard this one? ♪ >> i don't know what it means but i like it. ♪ when you blow my whistle baby ♪ >> you know what it means. >> no, i don't. he's going to sing with us and dance with us. >> teach us how to do his "wild thing" song, right? >> yes, and it's going to be scary. >> we are here at universal city walk. we are drinking a booze day lemonade inspired by the lounge. we want to thank them very much. and we're going to have a burger off. cook off a little later. and if you can come here to universal studios, hollywood, you will get the greatest burger in t
describe as testosterone found in his bedroom. >>> triggering a massive fire in kansas city, an entire city block up in flames. this morning at least 14 people are injured as cadaver dogs search for more possible victims. >>> get ready. a major snow storm moving out of california and heading east this morning. al tells you how much to expect and when "today," wednesday, february 20th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in again for matt this morning. we're hearing stunning testimony out of the bail hearing for oscar pistorius, such questions about what exactly happened and new question that is will be difficult for him to answer. >> it does not bode well for him, including what a veteran detective has said about the shots of the trajectory that killed pistorius' girlfriend and how that may undermine his story. >>> apple picking, that's what it's called, criminals who snatch your i
of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances was more than 700 years ago, sell less stein v. they don't send messages or contradict the new pop
city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. >>> 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71. 68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. >>> and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. >>> coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on >>> still ahead, we find out why savannah is toting tables across new york city. >>> and the nation's newest of medal of hono
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